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Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Cellular Connection to host 2nd annual backpack giveaway
Fri, Jul 25th 2014 08:10 pm
Residents in Grand Island are about to benefit from a national backpack giveaway campaign.

The Cellular Connection, the largest Verizon Premium Wireless retailer in the U.S., in a joint effort with its customers, has announced that it will donate 100,000 backpacks full of school supplies to children through its School Rocks Backpack Giveaway. Last year, the company donated 60,000 backpacks.

More than 350 participating TCC stores across the U.S. are inviting local families to bring their children to the store between noon and 2 p.m. on Aug. 2 to pick up a backpack filled with pencils, paper, a pencil box, folders, glue and more.

Niagara Catholic honors alums
Wed, Jul 23rd 2014 11:45 am
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School honored notable alums the weekend of July 18-21.
NCCC now a National Center for Competency Testing site for medical assistants and phlebotomy programs
Tue, Jul 22nd 2014 01:25 pm
Niagara County Community College is now a test site for the National Center for Competency Testing.
Higgins announces nearly $350,000 to University at Buffalo for nurse traineeship
Mon, Jul 21st 2014 03:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the University at Buffalo was awarded $348,945 in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for a nurse traineeship program.
ReNU Niagara director named to Business First's '30 Under 30'
Mon, Jul 21st 2014 11:15 am
Tom Lowe, director of ReNU Niagara, has been named to the 2014 class of Buffalo Business First's "30 Under 30" honorees, the newspaper announced last week.
Explore & More receives support from local foundations for planning new museum at Canalside
Sat, Jul 19th 2014 12:40 am
Explore & More Children's Museum has received a large anonymous donation through the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, another gift from The John R. Oishei Foundation, and a grant from the Peter C. Cornell Trust, all toward the growth and planning of the new museum set to open at Canalside on the Buffalo waterfront in 2016.
Cathleen Anderson joins Niagara University as assistant vice president for enrollment management
Fri, Jul 18th 2014 11:55 pm
Cathleen Anderson is the new assistant vice president for enrollment management at Niagara University, effective Aug. 4.
Greater Niagara Federal Credit Union announces scholarship winner
Thu, Jul 17th 2014 11:05 am
Congratulations to Benjamin R. Chatley, credit union scholarship winner of $500 from the Greater Niagara Federal Credit Union. Chatley will attend SUNY Brockport for history education.
St. Peter students enjoy Sanger Farms field trip
Thu, Jul 17th 2014 11:05 am
This past week, the summer camp participants "Little Cubs, " "Big Cubs" and "S.W.A.T. Team" (Summer With Academics Too)" at St. Peter School in Lewiston enjoyed a field trip to Sanger Farm in Youngstown under the direction of teachers Jessica Lemke, Carly Lauzonis Jennifer Ricciuti and Maria Paonessa.
Surf safely this summer; BBB offers help to protect your kids online
Mon, Jul 14th 2014 07:00 am
Depending on the ages of your children, they are spending anywhere from two to nearly eight hours a day on the Internet, and perhaps even more during summer months. While the Internet world offers children experiences that can be both educational and rewarding, it can also pose a risk.
Old Falls Street adds free weekly cooking demonstrations with Niagara Falls chef Bobby Anderson
Fri, Jul 11th 2014 06:00 pm
Chef Bobby Anderson, a Niagara Falls native and competitor on the fourth season of FOX's "Hell's Kitchen," is bringing "F-Bites" youth nutritional cooking program to Old Falls Street each Thursday, from noon until 1 p.m.
Niagara Catholic to hold annual alumni weekend
Fri, Jul 11th 2014 07:00 am
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School will host its annual alumni weekend July 18-21. The weekend includes a variety of events, many open to the public, as well as alumni.
Higgins: More than $340,000 for Daemen College nurse training program
Wed, Jul 9th 2014 11:25 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins today announced a federal grant totaling $340,800 for the Daemen College advanced education nursing traineeship program. The funding, provided through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will help train, educate and employ new primary care providers.
Niagara University names Mostiller director of human resources
Tue, Jul 8th 2014 11:15 am
Donna Mostiller has been appointed as Niagara University's director of human resources. Mostiller comes to Niagara from the Girl Scouts of Western New York Inc., where she has served as senior vice president of human resources since 2011.
Niagara University finance professor scales South American volcano
Tue, Jul 8th 2014 10:40 am
While many were reveling in the yearly celebration of America's birthday, a Niagara University assistant professor was climbing one of the world's tallest active volcanoes.
Lewiston-Porter High School Class of 2014
Sat, Jul 5th 2014 07:00 am
On Friday, June 27, Lewiston-Porter High School held its annual commencement exercises at Artpark. The following are members of the Lew-Port Class of 2014:
Dive into free summer family fun at Artpark
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 07:05 am
Get the kids outside and get creative at Artpark's "Free Family Saturdays" this summer. Families can enjoy a variety of weekly themed "make and take" hands-on art activities, the costume closet, paint space, pottery wheel and live performances.
Adell's School of Dance presents student awards
Wed, Jul 2nd 2014 10:45 am
Adell's School of Dance recently gave more than $2,000 in award scholarships to students who participated in the 2013-14 dance year. Adell Hoover-Manarino, owner of Adell's School of Dance, said she was excited to once again give back to her students who worked hard all year.
Niagara Catholic receives Oishei STEAM grant
Mon, Jun 30th 2014 06:40 pm
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School was one of 16 BISSNET Schools to receive the Oishei STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics) grant. The grant will provide $40,000 for three years and is intended to promote STEAM education in the school and community, as well as collaboration with other education institutions.
Covanta Niagara makes major contribution to NCCC
Sat, Jun 28th 2014 12:35 am
Covanta Niagara presented $250,000 to Niagara County Community College President James P. Klyczek and several members of the NCCC board of trustees, NCCC Foundation board of directors, and NCCC distinguished alumnus State Sen. George Maziarz Tuesday evening.
Student, teachers, board members thanked for service
Fri, Jun 27th 2014 05:00 pm
The June 18 Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education meeting was a night of "beginnings and endings, from celebrating retirees and graduates to welcoming aspiring youth."
Summer children's programs at History Center of Niagara
Thu, Jun 26th 2014 12:15 pm
For four weeks in July and August, the History Center of Niagara will offer weekly children's programs. Each week has a different historical theme. The programs are open to children ages 7 through 12.
Daemen to celebrate Rosary Hall's 'Historic Landmark' designation
Thu, Jun 26th 2014 09:00 am
Daemen College's Rosary Hall, recognized for its Italian Renaissance Revival architecture, and designed by one of most prominent Buffalo architects of the early 20th century, will be officially designated a "Historic Landmark" at 3 p.m. July 1.

The college will host a celebration in Rosary Hall in honor of this distinguished designation by the Amherst Historic Preservation Commission. Daemen President Gary A. Olson, Amherst Deputy Supervisor Guy Marlette, commission representatives, and members of the college community are expected to be in attendance.

"We are honored to have Rosary Hall receive 'Historic Landmark' status in Amherst, which has been home to the Daemen campus since it was founded," Olson said.

Niagara Catholic High School celebrates 'Green Day'
Thu, Jun 26th 2014 09:00 am
The Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School community recently celebrated "Green Day" on the school's campus, 520 66th St., Niagara Falls. The event was the brainchild of student and event coordinator Jeana Franjoine, who will be a senior at NC in September.
Student's fundraiser helps out SPCA and vets
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 12:00 am
Kyle Stoddard, 8, a student at Errick Road Elementary School and founder of Kyle's Guarding Warriors, was successful with his recent fundraiser for the SPCA and Dog Tags Niagara.
Poreda attends Space Academy
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 12:00 am
Sara Poreda, a middle school math and science teacher at Holy Ghost Lutheran School in Bergholz, has been selected to participate with approximately 210 teachers - both national and international - in the Honeywell Educators @ Space Academy in Huntsville, Alabama, from June 18 to 24.
BOCES offers driver education course
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 12:00 am
Orleans/Niagara BOCES will offer a driver and traffic safety education course from July 1 to Aug. 14 at the Orleans/Niagara BOCES Conference Center in Sanborn, Medina High School, and at Niagara Falls High School.
Artpark: Lewiston Dance at Fairy House Festival
Fri, Jun 20th 2014 11:35 pm
Lewiston Dance Center students recently took part in the Fairy House Festival a yearly event held at Artpark. The students dressed in their ballet costumes with fairy makeup and fairy wings and performed their ballet dances for onlookers.
Application deadline extended for Sass nursing scholarship
Thu, Jun 19th 2014 08:30 am
The application deadline for the 2014 Ruth and William O. Sass Scholarship for health care professions has been extended to July 15.
Niagara University senior initiates enhancements to Niagara Falls soup kitchen
Wed, Jun 18th 2014 02:10 pm
It's been a couple of years since Niagara University launched a much-needed soup kitchen at the former St. George's Church on Niagara Falls' east side. And while the guests may have noticed some of the differences between then and now, much has changed behind the scenes as well.
Niagara University, SuOn College sign memorandum of understanding
Tue, Jun 17th 2014 11:30 am
Niagara University and SuOn College agreed to a memorandum of understanding on academic exchange during a signing ceremony held in Toronto May 23.
Niagara University's Golisano Center earns LEED Gold Certification
Thu, Jun 12th 2014 04:15 pm
Niagara University's B. Thomas Golisano Center for Integrated Sciences has earned a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Certification - Gold Rating from the United States Green Building Council.
Spots available for 'Kid's Creativity Camp' sponsored by International Center for Studies in Creativity at Buffalo State College
Thu, Jun 12th 2014 04:05 pm
Spots are available for a "Kid's Creativity Camp" to be held Aug. 4-8 and Aug. 11-15 at Buffalo State College. The Beyonder Academy, affiliated with the International Center for Studies in Creativity at Buffalo State College, is an organization focused on helping the youth develop essential life skills such as creative thinking and problem-solving.
First responder disability awareness training program receives state award
Wed, Jun 11th 2014 07:30 am
The Niagara University first responder disability awareness training program received the New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council 2014 Forging Pathways Award during an awards luncheon in Saratoga.
American Lung Association's Champ Camp for Kids with Asthma offers full scholarships
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:15 am
The American Lung Association of the Northeast is now accepting applications for its Champ Camp for Kids with Asthma, which is being held this year at Camp Chingachgook, located on Lake George in Kattskill Bay (from Sunday, Aug. 17, through Friday, Aug. 22).
Niagara University offering Summer Academy for students to get head start on college
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:00 am
Niagara University is presenting high school students and incoming NU freshmen with an opportunity to begin working on their college degrees early.
Rotary honors Students of the Year
Fri, Jun 6th 2014 03:15 pm
The Rotary Club of Grand Island and the Grand Island Central School District's PTSA honored 12 graduating seniors from Grand Island High School Tuesday at the annual Rotary/PTSA Students of the Year award banquet, held at Byblos Niagara Resort & Spa.
Therapeutic summer fun helps kids with communication disorders
Tue, Jun 3rd 2014 02:10 pm
The University at Buffalo Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences will offer a number of creative and fun intensive speech and language programs July 8 to Aug. 7 for school-age children and adolescents who have any of a wide range of communication difficulties.
DiNapoli urges parents to open a college savings account for their children
Sat, May 31st 2014 12:15 pm
New York state's 529 College Saving Program has helped New York residents pay for more than $230 million in college-related expenses in 2014, New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli said this week in recognition of 529 College Savings Day. The investment program, overseen by DiNapoli's office and the Higher Education Services Corp., is designed to help parents save for college and offers tax deductions up to $10,000 annually.
Lew-Port ends year on high note
Sat, May 31st 2014 07:00 am
The Lewiston-Porter Central School District is ending the 2013-14 academic year on a high note with the receipt of a major grant and several faculty and students being honored Tuesday night.
 


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